Re: OTAM want to replace Mauritians with cheap labour !

From: S Moonesamy <>
Date: Sun, 09 Aug 2015 00:34:34 -0700

Hi Irshaad, Logan,
At 02:30 PM 8/8/2015, Mohammad Irshaad Abdool wrote:
>Personally I agree with what Logan said in his blog post. The
>minimal salary was somehow a barrier for "importation sauvage" of
>foreign workers. It somehow regulated the number of them who come to
>Mauritius. Yes I agree they contribute to our economy but what about
>the Mauritian diaspora?

I am not sure whether it would help the economy; it would reduce the
number of jobs available to local people though.

The 14,747 number for employment in ICT includes people working in
Call Centres [1]. My guess is that the number of jobs in software
development and website development might be less than half that number.

The median monthly salary for a web developer in Asia is Rs
11,168. If the minimum salary limit of Rs 30,000 is removed it would
be cheaper to hire that web developer instead of a local web
developer who has a bachelor's degree and two years work experience.

S. Moonesamy

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